Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

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Intellectual property rights, very broadly, are rights granted to creators and owners of works that are the result of human intellectual creativity.  The main intellectual property rights are: copyright, patents, trade marks, design rights, protection from passing off, and the protection of confidential information.

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Online News Publishers Can be Held Responsible for Defamation
The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model.

ECJ Rules that Libraries may Digitise Books for Dedicated Terminals
The ECJ has made it clear that educational institutions may digitise lawfully held works in order to make them available to the public on “dedicated terminals".

Private Copying At What Cost?

Without providing a fair compensation scheme for rights holders, the private copying exception may not be permitted, according to a UK parliamentary committee.

ERA New Single Licence Tariff for FE

  The ERA has announced the tariffs to apply to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 for Further Education and Sixth Form students.

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